Patents by Inventor Howard Williams

Howard Williams has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10965873
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may include (i) receiving, by a camera system that includes at least one camera, input from a user instructing the camera system to adjust a framing of the camera, (ii) directing, by the camera system, the camera to adjust the framing, (iii) determining a predicted modified camera frame that approximates an actual modified camera frame predicted to result from directing the camera to adjust the framing, (iv) displaying, before completely receiving visual data that results from the actual modified camera frame from the camera, the predicted modified camera frame to the user, (v) receiving the visual data including the actual modified camera frame from the camera after the camera adjusts the camera frame, and (vi) displaying the actual modified camera frame to the user. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Howard William Winter
  • Publication number: 20200398582
    Abstract: In some examples, an apparatus can include a supply reservoir including print substance, and a rotary valve having a central rotary axis, where the central rotary axis is perpendicular to a height of the supply reservoir, where the rotary valve is in a closed position such that the print substance is unable to be supplied from the supply reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Steve A. O'Hara, Kenneth Williams, David Moeller, Howard G. Wong, Ki Jung Han
  • Patent number: 10873496
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may include encoding, by a first computing device, a control message by generating a sequence of network link statuses, monitoring, by a second computing device, the sequence of network link statuses, decoding, by the second computing device, the sequence of network link statuses, and remediating the second computing device based on the control message. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard William Winter, Peter John Richard Gilbert Bracewell, Michael Christopher Van der Westhuizen
  • Patent number: 10850317
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for forming a structure comprising: a) forming a pack from a skin sheet and a core sheet, wherein venting grooves are formed in a surface of a sheet that is adjacent to the other sheet; b) placing the pack in a mould and heating the pack; c) injecting a first gas between the core and skin sheets to urge the skin sheet against the mould; d) injecting a second gas on the side of the core sheet remote from the skin sheet to urge the core sheet against the skin sheet; e) maintaining gas pressure of the second gas thereby diffusion bonding the sheets; and f) withdrawing some or all of the first gas from the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: Robert William Greenhalgh, Howard James Price
  • Patent number: 10845854
    Abstract: The disclosed computing device may include electronic components, at least one of which is a processor. The computing device may also include a heat sink thermally coupled to the electronic components, as well as a temperature sensor that determines the current temperature inside the computing device. The computing device may further include a controller. The processor may generate a load schedule for the electronic components based on the current temperature inside the computing device. This load schedule ensures that a maximum temperature for the heat sink is not exceeded even when the total system power load exceeds, for a short period of time, the maximum sustainable power level the heat sink can dissipate. The controller may then load the electronic components according to the generated load schedule. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard William Winter, ChuanKeat Kho, Peter John Richard Gilbert Bracewell
  • Patent number: 10821464
    Abstract: A system for treating a surface and applying adhesive to an already treated portion of the surface concurrently is presented. The system comprises surface treatment equipment, adhesive application equipment, and a common feed system. The surface treatment equipment is configured to treat the surface of an elongated member. The adhesive application equipment is configured to apply adhesive to the already treated portion of the surface. The common feed system feeds the elongated member beneath the surface treatment equipment and the adhesive application equipment concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Richard Allen Miller, II, Marcus Anthony Belcher, Stephen Howard Williams
  • Patent number: 10800985
    Abstract: A process for producing naphthenic bright stocks from low quality naphthenic crude feedstocks. The naphthenic bright stocks produced by the process have improved low temperature properties at high yields based on feedstock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Ergon, Inc.
    Inventors: John K. Patrick, Howard Don Davis, Edward William Casserly
  • Patent number: 10775863
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses to manage working states of a data processing system. At least one embodiment of the present invention includes a data processing system with one or more sensors (e.g., physical sensors such as tachometer and thermistors, and logical sensors such as CPU load) for fine grain control of one or more components (e.g., processor, fan, hard drive, optical drive) of the system for working conditions that balance various goals (e.g., user preferences, performance, power consumption, thermal constraints, acoustic noise). In one example, the clock frequency and core voltage for a processor are actively managed to balance performance and power consumption (heat generation) without a significant latency. In one example, the speed of a cooling fan is actively managed to balance cooling effort and noise (and/or power consumption).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Culbert, Keith Alan Cox, Brian Howard, Josh de Cesare, Richard Charles Williams, Dave Robbins Falkenburg, Daisie Iris Huang, David Radcliffe
  • Publication number: 20200283487
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fusion protein comprising: i) a solubility-enhancing moiety which is derived from the N-terminal (NT) fragment of a spider silk protein; and ii) a C-type lectin polypeptide. The present invention also provides a truncated SP-A polypeptide which lacks the N-terminal domain of full SP-A and is capable of trimerisation, and to the use of such a truncated SP-A polypeptide in treating or preventing a disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicants: University of Southampton, Spiber Technologies AB
    Inventors: Howard William Clark, Alastair Samuel Watson, Jens Madsen, Jan Johansson, Anna Rising, Nina Kronqvist, Kerstin Nordling
  • Publication number: 20200238359
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for forming a structure comprising: a) forming a pack from a skin sheet and a core sheet, wherein venting grooves are formed in a surface of a sheet that is adjacent to the other sheet; b) placing the pack in a mould and heating the pack; c) injecting a first gas between the core and skin sheets to urge the skin sheet against the mould; d) injecting a second gas on the side of the core sheet remote from the skin sheet to urge the core sheet against the skin sheet; e) maintaining gas pressure of the second gas thereby diffusion bonding the sheets; and f) withdrawing some or all of the first gas from the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Robert William Greenhalgh, Howard James Price
  • Publication number: 20200231754
    Abstract: A process for preparing a thermoplastic copolyester which comprises repeating units derived from an aliphatic glycol, an aromatic dicarboxylic acid, and the monomer of formula (I): wherein n=2, 3 or 4, and wherein comonomer (I) constitutes a proportion of the glycol fraction of the copolyester, wherein the process comprises the steps of: (i) reacting said aliphatic glycol with said aromatic dicarboxylic acid to form a bis(hydroxyalkyl)-ester of said aromatic dicarboxylic acid; and (ii) reacting said bis(hydroxyalkyl)-ester of said aromatic dicarboxylic acid with the monomer (I) under conditions of elevated temperature and pressure in the presence of a catalyst, wherein the monomer (I) is present in a range of from 5% to about 20 mol % of the glycol fraction of the copolyester, wherein the aromatic dicarboxylic acid is selected from naphthalene dicarboxylic acid and terephthalic acid, and wherein the aliphatic glycol is ethylene glycol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: DuPont Teijin Films U.S. Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Stephen William Sankey, David Turner, Howard Colquhoun, Stephen Meehan
  • Patent number: 10717242
    Abstract: A compaction device for use with an automated fiber placement machine includes multiple compaction rollers mounted for independent displacement on a supporting frame. The attitude of the compaction rollers change relative to each other when fiber tows are laid up at an angle over an edge of a tool in order to maintain compaction pressure on the tows and thereby reduce non-compacted areas of the tows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael Robert Chapman, Robert M. Watson, Stephen Howard Williams
  • Patent number: 10689172
    Abstract: The present invention relates to container laminate and container having a container laminate through which materials may be accessed and/or dispensed. The laminate has multiple layers that are peeled away when opened to reveal one or more openings in a layer that remains adhered to the container after opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Howard Coker, Robert Thor Versluys, Scott William Huffer
  • Patent number: 10623701
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system that includes a computing device, a presentation system, and a hardware module disposed between the computing device and the presentation system. The hardware module and the computing device each may be configured to exchange a signal that includes media data and emulated input/output (“I/O”) data, audio/visual data (“A/V”); the hardware module may also be configured to supply power to the computing device. The signal and the supplied power may be communicated between the hardware module and the computing device over a single cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter John Richard Gilbert Bracewell, Howard William Winter, Oliver Pell
  • Publication number: 20200080010
    Abstract: A process for producing naphthenic bright stocks from low quality naphthenic crude feedstocks. The naphthenic bright stocks produced by the process have improved low temperature properties at high yields based on feedstock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: John K. Patrick, Howard Don Davis, Edward William Casserly
  • Patent number: 10566944
    Abstract: Layer structures for RF filters can be fabricated using rare earth oxides and epitaxial aluminum nitride, and methods for growing the layer structures. A layer structure can include an epitaxial crystalline rare earth oxide (REO) layer over a substrate, a first epitaxial electrode layer over the crystalline REO layer, and an epitaxial piezoelectric layer over the first epitaxial electrode layer. The layer structure can further include a second electrode layer over the epitaxial piezoelectric layer. The first electrode layer can include an epitaxial metal. The epitaxial metal can be single-crystal. The first electrode layer can include one or more of a rare earth pnictide, and a rare earth silicide (RESi).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: IQE plc
    Inventors: Rodney Pelzel, Rytis Dargis, Andrew Clark, Howard Williams, Patrick Chin, Michael Lebby
  • Patent number: 10557093
    Abstract: A process for producing naphthenic base oils from low quality naphthenic crude feedstocks. The naphthenic base oils produced by the process have improved low temperature properties at high yields based on feedstock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: ERGON, INC.
    Inventors: John K. Patrick, Howard Don Davis, Edward William Casserly
  • Patent number: 10494160
    Abstract: The present invention relates to container laminate and container having a container laminate through which materials may be accessed and/or dispensed. The laminate has multiple layers that are peeled away when opened to reveal one or more openings in a layer that remains adhered to the container after opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Howard Coker, Robert Thor Versluys, Scott William Huffer
  • Patent number: 10486870
    Abstract: The present invention relates to container laminate and container having a container laminate through which materials may be accessed and/or dispensed. The laminate has multiple layers that are peeled away when opened to reveal one or more openings in a layer that remains adhered to the container after opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Howard Coker, Robert Thor Versluys, I, Scott William Huffer
  • Publication number: 20190350819
    Abstract: A dissolvable solid structure that can contain heterogeneous filaments. The filaments can contain a water-soluble polymeric structurant and dehydrated gel network globules containing fatty alcohols and cationic surfactants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Mark William Hamersky, Jennifer Elaine Hilvert, Howard David Hutton, III, Min Mao